The new documentary (T)ERROR focuses on the role of paid FBI informants in capturing alleged terrorists. The film focuses on a Wilkinsburg man, Khalifa Ali Al-Akili, arrested in 2012 on a gun charge following an investigation in which an FBI informant tried to goad him into conversations about Islamic radicalism. Our guests are David Felix Sutcliffe and Lyric Cabral, directors and producers of "(T)ERROR," winner of the Special Jury Award for Breakout First Feature at the Sundance Film Festival.
According to Sutcliffe, the case against Khalifa, like some other cases the FBI has built, looked strong.
“There are these cases that look impressive, but once you dig beneath the surface there's a lot of issues there,” says Sutcliffe.